Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Loricariidae
(Armored catfishes) > Delturinae
Etymology: Hemipsilichthys: Greek, hemi = half + Greek, psilos = hairless + Greek, ichtys = fish (Ref. 45335); papillatus: From the distinctly shaped papillae on the lower lip; an adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Eastern Brazilian coastal drainage: Paraíba do Sul basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 45132)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. Dorsal series of plates reduced, with no plates in the dorsal series between the dorsal-fin origin and the end of the adipose fin; both teeth cusps approximately equal in size (Ref. 42856).
Found in a small, shallow stream, with clear water and moderate to strong current. Bottom formed by rocks, loose stones and gravel. Forest and grass usually present on the margins (Ref. 45132).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pereira, E.H.L., J.C. Oliveira and O.T. Oyakawa, 2000. Hemipsilichthys papillatus, a new species of loricariid catfish (Teleostei: Siluriformes) from Minas Gerais, Brazil. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 11(4):377-383. (Ref. 45132)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .